NTPC Jhajjar 500MW unit begins Commercial Operations
05th Mar, 2011
The 500 MW unit of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project at Jhajjar of Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL) a JV of NTPC Limited, has been declared commercial operations at 00:00 hrs March 5,2011. The unit has achieved COD within CERC stipulated 44 months of investment approval, making it eligible for 0.5% extra return on equity throughout its life.
Power from the Jhajjar project will be supplied in equal measure to Haryana and Delhi. Situated at Village Jharli in Jhajjar district of Haryana, it was one of the projects targeted to power the Commonwealth Games.
The project shall have total installed capacity of 1500 MW, presently the work is in progress at the two other 500 MW units.
NTPC, the largest power generating company of the country, presently has an installed capacity of over 33000 MW. NTPC presently operates 28 power stations across the country. Currently NTPC has nearly 16,000 MW capacity under construction and plans to become a 75 GW by 2017.
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